Mary Kenney
marykenney
Weekend editor who writes about games two days per week, makes them the other five.
7/3/16
6:14 PM
8

July’s looking pretty dead for my personal interests, but August is a little too exciting. Deus Ex, No Man’s Sky, WoW: Legion. It’s gonna be rough.

7/3/16
12:21 AM
1

I’m reading the second book, A Clash of Kings. I have no idea how the tv show season relates to the books, but I’m trying to avoid reading too much about what happens. The shows don’t exactly follow the books if I understand correctly, but I still prefer to err on the side of caution.

7/2/16
4:53 PM
2

Ah, was going to point out Anthrocon is this weekend as well.

7/2/16
4:51 PM
1

Might be nostalgia glasses talking but I loved the Myst novels. They give an amazing background to the D’ni as a people. Read more

7/2/16
4:09 PM
1

Almost certainly the BattleTech novels. They did a great job of showcasing new events in the canon, and were written in close coordination with the people writing the sourcebooks. Read more

7/2/16
3:50 PM
2

So, anyone have an opinion which is the greatest game/book tie in? Either book to game or the other way around.

7/2/16
3:44 PM
2

I’ve had this on my Kindle wish list for a while, but I was uncertain if it was worth it or not. I loved the story in the game and didn’t know if this book would give me more of what I enjoyed there or not. Thanks for the review, I plan to pick this up after I’m done with the Game of Thrones book I’m currently working Read more

7/2/16
3:18 PM
3

I needed something to push me into reading books regularly again. I think I’ll pick this up. Thanks :)

7/2/16
1:15 PM
1

Connecticon is fun if you are in the Northeast, I suggest people give it a go. Though take that recommendation with a grain of salt since I happen to be friends with the guy who runs it. Read more

6/19/16
7:25 PM
2

Yeah, what’s the appropriate time horizon where you don’t have to worry about spoilers? The Hobbit’s been out for somewhere around 70 years. I say you get about a year from release, if you can’t be bothered to see it by then — that’s on you.

6/19/16
6:21 AM
4

Completely gutted to read your mom bought the console for you and didn’t realize no game was inside and you then had to wait a few months to play something. I feel like buying you a game lol, though I know you don’t need help anymore. Your mom spent some of the precious house money making sure you were entertained, Read more

6/19/16
12:37 AM
2

Yes, Mask of the Betrayer is up there with BG2 and Planescape: Torment in the best RPGs ever.

6/18/16
11:21 PM
7

Most of the same writers like David Gaider have been writing for Bioware since Baulder’s Gate II so it would stand to reason that most games would have that same style.

6/18/16
9:07 PM
4

Their attempts at humor. Oh god... how I miss baldur’s gate 2.

6/18/16
8:50 PM
7

The betrayal is but a smidge of plot device on a much grander experience. Although it does seem like BioWare have a certain fascination in betrayal stories that even carries over to Dragon Age Inquisition.

6/18/16
8:30 PM
2

I’ve always heard Neverwinter Nights 2 has an expansion that’s typically mentioned in the “best RPGs ever” conversations. I should check this out perhaps.

6/18/16
8:16 PM
5

Pillars of Eternity and Divinity Original Sin have struck this same chord for me. I cut my teeth on the infinity engine games and have a soft spot still for well written, lengthy campaigns.

6/18/16
8:03 PM
8

Man she’s right, get the diamond edition on GoG. Hordes of the Underdark is totally awesome. And honestly to me, the game really starts after you play the main campaign and the xpacs. There are a LOT of quality custom campaigns out there, some of them are superior in many ways (writing, itemization, etc.) to the Read more